Wednesday, December 19, 2018

And Just Like That ...............................................

Christmas Greetings dear friends & readers๐Ÿ’
And just like that ........ another Christmas has rolled around again!

Goodness ... where did the month go to I wonder!

An electrical storm took out a power line outside our property & once it was repaired we found it had blown our internet, our phone line & our Garage Alarm system.
A week later when our new modem arrived & internet was restored again, I found I had somehow lost my 
blogging mojo

While I was without internet I managed to put the Christmas Tree up & decorate it

Blackie helped me sort out which decorations to hang where ๐Ÿ˜‰

The presents were wrapped, the lights were put up & the 4 legged Fairy was put underneath the tree!

Some Christmas decorating took place in a few areas of the house

But not to the extent I usually go to by any means

Some Christmas Baking has been made & packaged up ready for gifting

Beautiful Baking from my friends Sandy & Joyce

There are only 3 local friends that I exchange Christmas Baking with now ... the list has dwindled as friends have

 moved away.

Early tomorrow I drive to meet my brother to collect Mum who is coming up to spend Christmas with us.
As I have much to share with you, I hope to schedule some more Catch Up Posts for after Christmas.
But today I really just wanted to Thank You All So Very Much for your visits to my blog, the lovely emails & comments you always take the time to leave me
Your kindness means a great deal to me & I enjoy my blog & our interactions so much!

May you & your families have a wonderful festive season & may 2019 bring only good things to us all.
With much love & friendship to you ALL!
Julie & the furry ones x0x0x0

P.s ........  I have left the last word to Miss Pippi ......


  1. Hi Julie how wonderful your home looks decorated,love the 4 legged fairy under the tree,lol. What a bummer about the damage the storm did.
    Sounds like you are going to be very busy with your mum up. Love the baking gifts you have made for your friends,my gifts this year have been handmade and made from the heart and i have enjoyed making ND BAKING FOIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS,I AM WRAPPING UP HAMPER PACKS NOW. mERRY xMAS MY FRIEND AND I HOPE YOU HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY nEW yEAR.

  2. Please take Pippi's advice......xoxox

  3. It's amazing what you can get done when the power goes out. lol...Gorgeous Christmas tree and so happy you had a helper to organize the decorations. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year my love. xx

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family Julie. I love your furry helpers, give them a pat from me.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  5. Beautiful Christmas tree Julie, and your helpers are so cute!! I hope all goes well with your Mum visiting and that she enjoys the little ones, two legged not four that is. Very Merry Christmas to you and your family Julie, I hope you have some relaxing time, otherwise you will have to escape over here and we will sit on the beach. xxooxx

  6. Well, I am sorry about the wipe-out of your power, but maybe you needed that in order to have time to get set up for Christmas. :) Looks nice and festive now.
    That is hard when friends keep moving away. Seems like every time I make a "bestie", she moves. What does that say about me--I drive people away? LOL
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and I look forward to seeing more of your creative work in the New Year!

  7. Oh! My! Goodness! Loosing ones Mojo is 'not' a nice
    thing to do..Bless!
    Still..everything looks lovely, and so does the tree,
    lovely and colourful..Green! To!
    I went into a local charity shop last week, and on the
    Christmas table was an 18inch pink Christmas tree, the
    lady said it was for display only..But! But! If l wanted
    it..l could take is now sitting on my coffee table
    in the front room..! :).

    I also sent my daughter a list of things l
    of the list was a 'scroggin slice'..she'll be down after
    Christmas on the my Christmas begins then really! :).

    HeHe! And look..the two bestest fairies ever..Bless!
    AND...Miss Pippi with a leg in the air..wonder where she got
    that idea from..Lot's of kisses and cuddles for those two
    lovelies..Hope they enjoy redecorating the tree...! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

    And finally...Merry Christmas to you and yours Julie..and to
    all the other people who read and comment..God Bless! ❄️ ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’

  8. Love the tree, and all the other things - all your decorating looks perfect, but only because it has two beautiful cats hanging around!!! hee...hee. Have the most wonderful Christmas Julie, have lots of family fun, and a great Summer. Look forward to reading your wonderful blog again next year.

  9. Thank you for your wonderful blog - I have enjoyed it so much this year and am always inspired by your crafts. Your furry friends are so much fun and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

    1. Thanks so much dear Penny. I hope you have a wonderful festive season too & a happy & safe 2019! Julie Xx

  10. Everything looks beautiful Julie. Sorry for your technical issues but it is nice sometimes to have a break from it all. Love visting your place Julie. Merry Christmas to you and your family xxx

  11. Now that is the look of one contented feline! I think I would like to lay under your tree if I was a cat and look up at all those pretty lights and decorations. Oh my, your tree is gorgeous. I long did it take you to decorate it?? =) I too wonder where December went as well. The time is hurtling by isn't it. It looks as if you are all ready for Christmas.....all your presents are clever lady! May you have the most wonderful Christmas celebrating with your family, dear Julie. How wonderful your mum is going to be with over the festive season. I have had the best time visiting your lovely place this past year. You always inspire me with all the clever pretties you imagine. Visiting you truly is the best fun. See you in the new year, lovely Julie♥

  12. A very merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year to you and your family Julie. I hope Santa brings you a few nice things. I look forward to your catch up posts.

  13. Have a wonderful Christmas. Happy you got all the electronics straightened out.

    1. Happy festive season to you too Kim ... thanks so much! I am rather ashamed to admit, I really missed the internet!! Julie Xx

  14. Have a wonderful Merry Christmas Julie & i hope the New Year is a joyous one. Hugs,xx

  15. Beautiful Christmas decorations! Hope everything is fine now.

    1. Thanks so much dear Krishna. Happy festive season to you too Xxx

  16. That sure was some storm, we got off very lightly, just heavy rain and a bit of thunder.

    Thanks so much Julie for posting interest8ng and newsy blogs.

    Christmas Blessings to you and your family

  17. beautiful decorations they are too!
    i love reading your blog & look forward to reading it again in 2019 but until then ...
    have a merry christmas & a happy & safe new year
    thanx for sharing

    1. Thanks so much Selina - you always leave lovely comments! Happy Festive season to to you too & yes, I shall be back in the New Year with more ramblings. Xxx

  18. This is just the BEST post!! It's such a good Christmas feeling. I love your kitty cats, and all your decorating! Nothing like having a cat or two to help sort things out. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love, Henny

  19. Hi Julie, wow we are having some crazy weather, our house was struck by lightning last week end, and like you we lost the internet, tv's christmas tree lights:-( and a few other things, waiting for insurance to fix or replace stuff, not a good time of the year for that, lucky we had our modem replace rather quickly.
    Your tree and decorations looks lovely, have a wonderful Christmas, thanks for sharing your blog post with us all, best wishes to you and everyone for a safe and healthy New Year. Enjoy those little ones over Christmas with your Mum. Chris xoxo

  20. Julie I'm glad you have everything up and running again. I love the Christmas feeling in your home. Only a few more days until all this Holiday rush is over. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    xx Beca

  21. Hi Julie,

    Beautiful Christmas decorating and so glad your helpers were there to assist. What would you do without them?

    Sometimes when the internet goes out, it can be a good thing. I get much needed jobs done around home lol.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your four legged friends, may you all have a truly wonderful day!

    Love Tania xoxo

  22. Your decorations look lovely, hope you have a peaceful time and your bogging mojo is back in full swing for the new year. x

  23. Oh My goodness! How did I miss posting on this last blog about Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful one. We did for sure. Blessing for your New Year. Nancy


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